The international exhibition “WE SEE UKRAINE” opened with the performance “Through the wall” by the Ukrainian activist Daria Pugacheve in the City Art Gallery – Plovdiv. Irina Vorona (Ukraine), Mykhailo Barabash (Ukraine), Anna Stoeva (Bulgaria), Igor Grubich (Croatia), Daria Pugachova (Ukraine/Bulgaria) and Olga Filonchuk (Ukraine/Germany) immerse the audience in a moving exhibition of drawings, photographs, video installations and objects.
They found a place “wounded” by shrapnel potatoes from the mined fields of Ukraine, flowers and pine needles, which became a memory – souvenirs of the shot Ukrainian nature, curtains with printed hollow phrases of soulless sympathy and “deep concern”. Signs on the walls read like this: “Under high tension, ordinary life becomes art.”
“WE SEE UKRAINE” is a collaborative visual and performing arts project that recreates the different imprints and emotions of people living in war in Ukraine.
The project is based on the experiences of ordinary Ukrainians: refugees or people who have already managed to return to their homes or what is left of them.
Come and see Ukraine on the second floor of the Temporary Exhibition Halls at 15 Knyaz Alexander I Street until December 5. In February, it will also be shown in Sofia.
The project is implemented with the financial support of the Creative Europe program of the EU and the National Fund “Culture”.
“Plovdiv 2019” Foundation is a partner. The leading organization in the exhibition is Tanuki Films, and partners are the Croatian production house Eclectica and the Ukrainian Lviv Tourism Development Center.